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East Coast Creativity Innovation
Post your stories of what great lengths you have gone to to try and ski this season before your home mountain opened in this harsh, dry, east coast winter.
Me and my friends took extra snow from an ice rink to make a small set up in his backyard.
Has anyone done anything really weird??
went to killington. it was pretty weird
Just gonna say the East isn't only having a bad winter. Midwest isn't doing super great either.
i hiked the hills at my home resort that they were making snow on and set up corrugated tubes before my resort opened. I went a total of 9 or 10 times from november 14th (first snowfall) until my resort opened (december 21 i think). I also got ice rink snow and set up rails in my yard like 3 or 4 times i think. Neither of those ways to go skiing are creative or crazy at all though.
When my mountain did open, they only had a park on certain days and they were only open until 4. The park usually consisted of a few melted out rails. Skied in a T shirt for the first few days. We usually hiked the park for a while after the lifts closed, or we went and built our own features at the other mountain that was closed (they had some piles from when they attempted to open). My mountain built a park on what is normally the main bunny hill. It was pretty cool hitting rails in places on the mountain that you never really thought of. The park setup was constantly changing. It rained almost every day in December. The jumps finally opened a week after new years. They were very small. We were all anxious to get back in the air, so we hucked the little 5-10 footers straight to flat. We did any tricks we could off of them. Started with everyone doing backflips, and it quickly progressed to people trying rodeo 9s and switch cork 7s. Some guy even tried to double. We threw down on the small rails we had as well. The one day, we only had an 8 foot flat tube. But kids were trying 4 pretz 4s, super feds, etc. It also gave birth to some creative styles. During the days that the park was closed, we would pretty much copy the bunch all day (There were 2 slopes open. Dont judge us). This has been the wierdest season ever.
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